Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Here's what happened this weekend @ NurseHack4Health

This weekend we had people from all over the world join for a Virtual Hackathon  ! (This virtual hackathon is hosted twice a year. So, if you missed this one, make sure to join the next one! :))

This time around we focused on battling the apparent decline of front-line workers. With this in mind we were joined by over +700 registrants (80% of them being their first hackathon experience) from 38 states and 48 different countries to generate plethora of ideas to empower our precious nurses! 
Over the course of one weekend the participants:

  • Were joined by industry leaders for seminars and mentoring
  • Learnt how to pitch using Design Thinking concepts
  • Created MVPs (minimum viable Product) for their proposed solutions 

Solution areas:

  • Diversity & Care; Education
  • Upscaling, Professional Development
  • Admin Efficiency in Nurse-led Care Delivery
  • Open-Track

Here are three of the star ideas:

Netaverse - YouTube

Bedside Nurse Assignment Allocation - YouTube

Price Is Right - YouTube

You can check out our YouTube channel and see more ideas: NurseHack4Health - YouTube

One of the quotes from our first time hackers: 
"Microsoft’s partnership in this event and their incredible volunteers were foundational to catalyzing the internalization and execution of this for me all weekend. MS Office 365 Enterprise is what we use in most health systems so nurses in leadership and at the bedside across the care continuum are intimately familiar with this in our workflow. Defining and tackling problems with the Microsoft team is therefore a MUST for us to transform healthcare with fully integrated solutions that truly help patients and keep healthcare workers in the field… I am so excited to see what amazing innovations and fruitful businesses emerge from this Microsoft-Nurse Hackathon partnership, now and in the future!!"


While the innovators were not together physically, NurseHack4Health showed that when nurses and tech enthusiasts combine forces, innovation truly has no limits. Microsoft was honored to be a part of NurseHack4Health.


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